Geek Pop 2011 open for submissions!


Geek Pop 2011 is on!Yep, it’s that time of year again… In fact, yikes, it’s later than that – we’re behind schedule! Anyhow, we’re pleased to announce that the submissions process for Geek Pop 2011 is now (finally) OPEN! Hooray!

What that means is that we’re now looking for the nerdiest bands and singer-songwriters around to contribute science-inspired music to our 2011 festival in March. If you’re new to Geek Pop, here’s a short history of the festival.

ARTISTS: for more info about becoming a Geek Pop star, click here. To apply fill in this form.

PRESS: for a press release about this, click here.

EVERYONE ELSE: sign up to updates on the Geek Pop 2011 festival here.

Geek Pop Podcast – October

The one with the rat-shaped hole

This month’s podcast skips merrily from militant fruitarianism to a rat-shaped hole, to genetics-based calypso. Also: Hayley’s Bette Davis impression and the results of that all-important Geek Poll. For the new poll (we need your votes!), scroll down.

MIXCLOUD: It’s now possible to listen online to a version of this podcast that includes full-length tracks, which means you get nearly a full hour of Geek Pop. Yay! Click here. BUT, you can’t download from MixCloud, so stick to iTunes if you want this for your iPod.

This month’s live session is from Jonny Berliner on August’s Green Man FM show hosted by Jim at Green Man Festival. Tune into that show for an interview with the man himself.

As always, links to download the tracks on our playlist (via iTunes) are below. Or there’s a Spotify list for October here.

Supertheory of Supereverything – Gogol Bordello

Vertigo – The Libertines

Machine – The Hat

Sciurus Carolinensis – George Hrab

Genetics Calypso (live) – Jonny Berliner (Geek Pop exclusive)

PRSSubscribe to our podcast feed through iTunes or Google. It’s like, totally free. That’s not all though. You’ll also receive a bunch of free music downloads from our previous festivals. And if you’re looking for the online archive, it’s here.

Intro/outro music by Intercontinental Music Lab.
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Spirit of Play mix it up for Geek Calendar

So if you read our newsletter earlier today, you’ll know that we’ve been involved in a deliciously nerdy project entitled Geek Calendar. Very excitingly, we’ve been able to contribute – in a small but important way – by putting the Calendar guys in touch with Geek Popsters Spirit of Play (remember them from Geek Pop 2010, and 2009?). They’ve remixed their track ‘Geek of the Week’ especially for the launch of this AWESOME Geek Calendar trailer, which neatly explains what the whole project is about.

So go PRE-ORDER YOUR GEEK CALENDAR today and support libel reform.

Here’s that ultra-nerdy remixed version (right click and Save As) as a free download:

Geek of the Week (Geek Calendar remix) – Spirit of Play

And for other versions of ‘Geek of the Week’, try these. Again, right click and Save As to download:

Geek of the Week (original) – Spirit of Play

Geek of the Week (live) – Spirit of Play (from our exclusive live sessions archive)


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